A relaxing cruise
Oosterdam Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: April 14, 2007
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We sailed the Oosterdam on her last trip to the Mexican Riveria for the season...she is now off to dry dock and then on to Alaska. This was a wonderful cruise. The service was the best in all areas of the ship. The Hotel Manager was outstanding and the staff spoke of him with such great regard. We were invited to a number of gatherings which was very nice. The Captain was quite visible and approachable. Our room steward was a delight he kept our room immaculate and was able to sneak in when we were gone, yet was right there when we needed something. The Dining Room staff was also excellent and we found the food very flavorful and good. The only issue was that some of the entrees were quite small and when my husband said something to me the waiter immediately asked him if he wanted to order additional servings or get something different. The Lido on this ship was quite good as was the food.
The casino was nice and had a lot of variety penny, nickel, quarter, dollar and five dollar slots. The staff again focused on service and making the customers comfortable whether we were winning or losing. Various card games and a number of different tournaments were held.
The Spa was very nice and the gym was well appointed with all the equipment. Special classes were offered some with a separate charge others complimentary. The ship sponsor a "Cruising for the Cure" non competative 3 mile walk and a very large number participated.
In the past I had read about all the issues with the broken Azipod on this ship, but even though we were in an aft cabin we only noticed it at dinner. It is scheduled to be fixed this week during dry dock.
So what did I like most about this cruise, the lovely cabin, great balcony, outstanding service and just a feeling of being special, plus just feeling like I could do as little or as much as I wanted to. Perhaps the best inidicator of this ship is that the staff love it, they truly care about the people they work with and many of the staff have had long contracts on this particular ship. I would sail on this ship again in a heart beat.
Ports of Call
Pros: the service and cabin